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Sunday 14 February 2016

UK

Average Brit pays £333 a year in booze tax

The WSTA is ramping up its campaign for a cut in wine duty by highlighting the vast difference paid by consumers in the UK compared to Italy.

Friday, February 12th, 2016 No Comments »

DJ Etienne de Crécy launches ‘French Touch’ Cognac

The house DJ who defined the ‘French Touch’ genre along with artists like Daft Punk and Cassius has teamed up with Martell to launch a limited edition Cognac label.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine brands need to be local, warns Chile producer

Wine brands need to act locally rather than globally in order to win new markets and move away from entry level wines, a leading Chilean producer has said.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

London trade boosts Liberty Wines’ sales

UK importer Liberty Wines has reported strong sales in December, on the back of sales rising across the London on- and off-trade.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne and Cognac boost French exports

Fizzing Champagne and Cognac sales last year helped to boost French wine and spirits exports, with Champagne values sales up 12.1% to €2.7bn.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard improvement ‘driven by USA’

Improvement in the US helped drive “a gradual improvement” for Pernod Ricard in the first six months of the financial year, with the UK wine portfolio also performing strongly.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Tennent’s first to include calorie info

Tennent’s Lager is to become the first alcoholic product in the UK and Ireland to display calorie information on its packaging.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 No Comments »

Sideways play hits West End stage

A stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed wine-themed novel Sideways is set to come to London’s West End in May.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Washington and NY wine lands in M&S

Upmarket British retailer Marks and Spencer is welcoming two new US wines to its shelves – but they aren’t the typical Californian offerings.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Sparkling wine ‘the hottest category in the world’

Sparkling wine is expected to drive a 1.8% increase in UK wine consumption from 2015 to 2019, tracking above the global average of 1.4%, with Prosecco dominating the market.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 No Comments »

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